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This Month’s Features

The Role of Sealants in Caries Prevention

While underutilized, this preventive tool is key to reducing the prevalence of tooth decay.

The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award

The 2020/2021 recipient of the Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is announced.

Guest Editorial: Dental Hygienists Play a Critical Role

The skills and knowledge of this key dental team member are needed today more than ever before.

Continuing Education

Human Proteome Mapping in Dentistry

Proteomics may soon be used to predict, diagnose, and monitor a number of oral and systemic diseases.

Managing Dental Anxiety

Dental hygienists play a key role in identifying patients with dental anxiety and implementing effective treatment strategies.

Caring for Patients With Down Syndrome

Individuals with Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, have specific oral health considerations that clinicians should be prepared to address.

Oral Health Effects of Breast Cancer Therapy

Remaining up to date on breast cancer treatments and their implications is integral to advising this population on maintaining their oral health.


Editor’s Note

The Collaboration Continues

In the April 2021 Editor’s Note, I reviewed the findings from a joint project between the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Health Policy Institute.

Ask the Expert

Ensuring Safe Mask Selection

I am currently temping in different offices where I find a variety of mask choices. While, the N95 is top of the line, I am most often provided with a level 3 surgical mask. What is your opinion about wearing a level 3 mask under the face shield?

Products and Services

Practice Solutions: Improve the Ergonomics and Efficiency of Clinical Practice With a New Cordless Handpiece

Pac-Dent’s lightweight ProMate offers myriad benefits—from dual-mode speed control to longlasting battery life.

June 2021 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Researchers Suggest Gene-Based Therapy May Help Regenerate Teeth

As adults live longer, demand for dental implants continues to grow.

Embracing Change Over a Lifetime

Haven’t we all faced a multitude of challenges over a lifetime?

Study Reveals COVID-19 Pathway From the Oral Cavity to Lungs

Compared to other risk factors, periodontal diseases and poor oral hygiene may be more accurate predictors of COVID-19 severity, a new study has found.

Rural Children Less Likely to Receive Dental Care

A study led by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina has found children living in rural areas are less likely to receive preventive dental care than urban children.

June 2021 Digital Agenda

Digital Agenda covers all that’s happening under Dimensions’ social media platforms.

June 2021 Social Commentary

Like Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Facebook page to share your thoughts on posted questions.


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